In the Office

I (vita) am a Professor in the Department of Educational Policy and Evaluation at the University of Kentucky. I hold a Ph.D. in Quantitative Research, Evaluation, and Measurement in Education from The Ohio State University, a M.S. in statistics from the University of South Carolina, a B.S. in mathematics and sociology and a B.A. in mathematics education (grades 5-12) from Fairmont State University. Currently I teach courses in measurement, statistics and research methods.

My research is anchored in quantitative methods and measurement, with a focus on Survey Research and applying the Rasch model. Underlying my methodological interests is a passion for the k-12 educational system, specifically student measures. I am active in American Educational Research Association, where I have held various roles in both the Survey Research and Rasch SIGS. held a 2-year term as the President of the Survey Research SIG, which had followed a 2-year term as the program chair. I serve as a reviewer for various journals with a focus on measurement and statistics. I have over 75 regional and national presentations and have published over 25 peer reviewed manuscripts.

Out of the Office

When I am away from the job, most of my time is spent with my family; my three children - Jamie, Bill, and John, and my husband Will who is an Associate Professor of Statistics at Bluegrass Community and Technical College here in Lexington, KY.

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